Many Polling Places Closed in Florida

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Voters are headed to the polls in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona despite the coronavirus outbreak. Ohio election officials have closed the polls due to the outbreak.
Polls opened at 7 this morning for the presidential primary election in Florida and 19 polling places in Palm Beach County, such as at nursing homes and 55-and-over communities, had to be moved due to the coronavirus.

Report to your polling place and they will tell you the new location.

Judy Lamey, spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, says many poll workers haven’t shown up due to coronavirus concerns.

Anyone can vote at the main election office on Southern and Military Trail, North County Courthouse in Palm Beach Gardens, the Southeast Palm Beach County Administration Complex in Delray Beach, and the county office building in Belle Glade.

Voters have reported problems at the following locations:

Boynton Beach Senior Center
Sunlight Community Church
Lakes of Delray Clubhouse
Journey Church
Pompey Park
Election managers are working to keep poll workers and voters safe by providing masks and hand sanitizer for workers and scrubbing down voting machines.

It is unclear how the growing coronavirus crisis will affect voter turnout but the Broward Supervisor of Elections says there will be fewer poll workers because they would rather stay home and away from people.

Early voting in Florida ended on Saturday and more than two million Floridians voted early or cast their ballot by mail.

In addition to selecting presidential preference, voters will also decide some mayoral races and local commission seats. Polls close at 7.

Click here for more information on voting in Palm Beach County.

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